Designed By: Ralph Baer
Published By: Ideal
# of Players: 2 - 4 players
Playing Time: 20 Minutes
Suggested Ages: 8 and up
Category: Memory Electronic
An electronic game that is actually four games in one.
Each of up to four players has an electronic 'paddle' mounted on the game console.
In the first round, Maniac plays random tones and then suddenly stops. The first player to hit their paddle gets 2 points, the second player gets a point. Anyone else gets a "raspberry".
In round two, Maniac plays a series of random tones of varying speed and pitch. The players nust count the tones. When done, Maniac starts beeping... when the number of beeps equal the number of tones, players hit their paddles. Again, if you get the correct number you gain 2 points, if you are one off you get a point, otherwise you get the "raspberry".
Third round... Maniac displays beeps and lights in a seeming random patern, then displays three more patterns (one of which may or may not match the original). If the original pattern is repeated... hit that paddle. The 2 points, one point, zero points are awarded as before.
Last round. Maniac plays a constant high pitched tone for a length of time. When the tone stops, players must hold down their paddle for the same length of time... whoever is closest gets the 2 points... etc.
Each of the above rounds are repeated three times before moving on to the next. If nobody has won the game, it repeats the rounds in order.
When one player has obtained 25 points he wins.
Excellent condition: complete.
Computerized skill and action game that challenges your senses in 4 different ways.
Made by IDEAL in 1979 for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. The MANIAC has a light display, and cumulative scoring. Instructions are included.
MANIAC electronic game board (like Simon) operates on 4 "C" size batteries (not included).
Excellent used condition: complete with original instructions and registration card; box has shelf/edge wear, see photos.